Inpatient Care Neurohospitalist Program
Admitted patients at Overlake Medical Center who have or are at risk for neurological illnesses or symptoms are cared for by one of our neurohospitalists. These neurologists specialize in hospital evaluation and treatment of conditions like:
- Seizures, including epilepsy.
- Nervous system cancer.
- Altered mental state.
- Central nervous system infections, like meningitis.
Why Neurohospitalists Matter
You can rest a little easier knowing your hospital care is managed by a doctor specifically trained in how to treat neurological conditions. Our neurohospitalists also work to help you avoid future problems.
The unique expertise of neurohospitalists also:
- Improves communication with your follow-up care team.
- Reduces unnecessary labs and procedures.
- Decreases the likelihood you’ll have to be readmitted to the hospital.
- Provides easier answers to you and your loved ones about your condition and how you’re doing.
How You Visit a Neurohospitalist
Unlike our outpatient neurologists, neurohospitalists don’t take appointments or see patients in the clinic. They meet with patients and their families when they come to the hospital, either in the emergency room or in the patient’s room.
When they’re not directly treating their patients, neurohospitalists are working behind the scenes reviewing records and imaging as well as helping to coordinate all their care, including aiding in planning their transition out of the hospital.